Show Style & Spirit With An Oversized American Flag

I’m a huge fan of huge graphic treatments. And as far as patriotism is concerned, more is more. Whether it’s your native country or just a flag from a land you love, get an instant bohemian world traveler vibe at home by working in an oversized flag on the wall.

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Exposed Brick Walls

An exposed brick wall has become a popular feature in interior design. Leaving a wall bare with the bricks visible can give an apartment, home or loft an industrial and unconventional touch and adds character to the interior. Here are 10 of the most beautiful interiors with exposed walls that I found on Pinterest!

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25 Cool Indoor Dog Houses

If you know me, you know I love love love my dog Heisman! I wanted to find some inspiration on how to incorporate an indoor dog house into my home, so I scoured the internet and thought I’d share my findings! Check out these 25 Cool Indoor Dog Houses.

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How These 6 Colors Affect The Way You Live

Can the colors you choose for your home affect your life? Absolutely! Believe it or not, color has a massive impact on how you feel, from your productivity and energy levels to your creativity and overall happiness.

RED: The Color of Success and Productivity

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Red is the perfect color choice for a home office.

YELLOW: The Color of Happiness

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Yellow promotes conversation in a communal living area.

ORANGE: The Color of Energy and Excitement

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Orange has been known to increase energy levels and excitement. I suggest using it in a home gym.

BLUE: The Color of a Rested, Beautiful You

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The key to a beautiful you is in a restful night’s sleep surrounded by blue. Use blue in your bedroom and bathroom.

GREEN: The Color That’s Sexier Than You Think

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If you’re in the mood for lovin’, paint your bedroom green.

PURPLE: The Color of Creativity

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The possibilities for creativity are endless when you paint your kitchen, a playroom or an art studio purple.

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Pop Art Interior: I Want This Apartment!!!

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Go big or go home! Drawing on colors mobilized by legendary pop artist Andy Warhol, this over-the-top palette plays on contrast where key colors advance and engage the eyes while solid neutrals act as the foundation in which the colors can stand on.

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6 Makeover Essentials You’ll Need

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1. Folding Ruler
“I pull out my folding ruler for everything, from figuring out wainscoting heights to crown molding thicknesses. I can bend it and prop it against a wall to simulate a three-dimensional piece of furniture. You can’t do that with a tape measure!” – From $10. lowes.com

2. Picture Hooks
“OOK picture hooks are the only ones I’ll use. The thin nail slides easily into plaster or Sheetrock without damaging walls.” – From $3 each. homedepot.

3. All-In-One Tool
“My Leatherman Surge is actually 21 tools in one. There are scissors, screwdrivers, and even a bottle opener, for when you get thirsty on the job.” – From $110. leaterman.com

4. Markers
“Wood-finish markers are great for patching up scrapes and scratches, and they come in a range of stains, from cherry to oak.” – $5 each. amazon.com

5. Felt Protectors
“I always carry a stash of felt protectors to put beneath furniture on wood floors, or to wedge under tables as shims.” – From $3 for a pack of 16. staples.com

6. App
“The level in my smartphone’s compass helps me hang pictures, and I check an app called LightTrac to figure out the direction of the sun in relation to a room.” – $5. lighttracapp.com

DIY Heart String Art For Valentine’s Day

Sometimes an old idea, even from the 1970s, can still be recycled and used again. String art is still very popular and fun. It’s a great way to express your creativity – You can make many different shapes with many different colors.

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This heart-shaped string art DIY project is a great wedding present, but can also work as a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift!

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As a wall décor it can be very stylish and cool for your living room.

Innovative Uses For The Space Under A Staircase

While millions of homes are built with staircases, very few homeowners actually use this additional space underneath them. However, properly decorating and setting up this otherwise wasted space will offer multiple benefits.

#1 – Home Office

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One solution that’s incredibly easy and efficient is to turn the area into a functional home office. Depending on the size and shape of your staircase, this may or may not be easy. All that’s required to accomplish this is to install a desk, electrical outlet and light in the space.

#2 – Storage

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If you can’t seem to find enough room to store all of your clothes and belongings, then you should turn this area into a storage area with custom drawers. You can store additional clothes, books, DVDs, electronics, remote controls, mail or practically anything else you can think of.

#3 – Bookshelf

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A third option is to turn the additional space into a large bookshelf. This technique is especially beneficial for staircases in the foyer and/or living room. Installing one in the open communal area such as a foyer staircase will provide a stylish touch, helping to achieve a more attractive and complete home decor.

#4 – Lounging Area

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As long as there’s enough space, you can turn the area underneath a staircase into a full lounge area. The dark, cozy atmosphere is perfect for kicking back and relaxing. Lounge areas are ideal for kicking back and catching a daytime nap.